L.A. City Council Increases Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2020
    May 22, 2015

    On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the city's minimum
    wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour over the next five years. As our
    members are aware, VICA has been engaged on the issue since L.A.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his intent to raise the wage last September.
    Despite concerns raised by VICA, its strategic partners and L.A.
    businesses about the devastating effect the increase will have on the city,
    the Council pushed it through. The proposal is fully expected to be given
    the go-ahead by the Mayor and City Attorney Mike Feuer. VICA laments
    the forthcoming job losses and businesses closing that will result from the
    huge increase. We will continue our efforts to eliminate the gross receipts
    tax, fight against unnecessary regulations and mandates and do our part to
    ease the burden on California and Los Angeles businesses.